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May 8, 2019 News News

Genetic Make-Up Has Little Impact on Dental Health, New Study Finds

by University of Melbourne

A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities. The paper, published in the latest edition of Pediatrics, estimates that

April 22, 2019 News News

Our Immune System Could Actually Be Contributing to Dental Cavities

by David Nield, Science Alert

The immune system does essential work in keeping us alive and healthy, but when it malfunctions it can cause problems – and there’s new evidence that one of those problems could be dental cavities. Researchers have found that tooth decay is potentially partly caused

March 31, 2019 News News

Heart Attack Victim Thankful for Dental Office Staff That Saved Her Life

by Sarah Morin, CBC News

Melissa Dunlay expected Jan. 30 would be like any other day. She got up, got her kids ready for school, and went to her dentist appointment at River Valley Dental Clinic in Saint John with her daughter. It was snowing

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

2019 – The Year of Airway and Collaboration for Optimal Health

by Howard Hindin

Dentists wield enormous power over their patients’ medical outcomes – positive and negative – and it starts with our intimacy with people’s airways. 2019 will be remembered as a seminal moment for dentistry. Are you and your practice prepared? The

March 11, 2019 News News

Oklahoma Scientists Discover Link between Dental Hygiene and Lupus Symptoms

by Abigail Ogle, KOCO News

Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation say they’ve found a link between dental hygiene and lupus. Angie Rolke is living proof of the connection. “After lunch, I will brush again, floss again, and then at night, I repeat that

January 9, 2019 News News

Dental Flossing, Other Behaviors Linked with Higher Levels of PFAS in Body

by Silent Spring Institute, EurekAlert!

A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals. PFAS are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with numerous health problems. The findings provide new

December 5, 2018 News News

Study: Older Women Who Suffer From Tooth Loss are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

by University at Buffalo

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a University at Buffalo study published Dec. 4 in the American Journal of Hypertension. Multiple studies have suggested an association

October 29, 2018 News News

Tooth Loss Can Indicate Malnutrition, Rutgers Study Says

by Rutgers University

Older adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a study by Rutgers University researchers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, analyzed the health records of 107 community-dwelling

October 25, 2018 News News

Thousands of Patients Consult GPs Regarding Dental Issues

by Practice Business

A new study by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) shows that hundreds of thousands of patients are wrongly going to their GP requiring dental advice or work each year. Around 380,000 dental consultations occur at GP practices each year.

October 23, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Health Linked to Higher Blood Pressure, Worse Blood Pressure Control

by American Heart Association

People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Findings of the analysis, based on

October 11, 2018 News News

People Affected by Mental Health at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

by David Stacey, University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. In a study published this week in Community Dentistry and

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September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall

by Uche Odiatu

Is this you? “I get two bad colds a year, one in the winter and another in the summer.” A week or two of down time for a cold or flu can cost you thousands of dollars in sick days

September 26, 2018 News News

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

by Case Western Reserve University

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to

June 20, 2018 News News

Connecting the Mouth and Body in 21st Century Healthcare

by Philips Oral Healthcare

Philips Oral Healthcare hosted its bi-annual Symposium in Amsterdam with a series of internationally renowned speakers exploring the future of oral health and overall health Philips Oral Healthcare hosted its two-day Scientific Symposium (18th-19th June): Connecting the Mouth and Body

May 24, 2018 News News

Oral, Gastric Bacteria May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer

by Diana Swift, Medpage Today

Microbial markers could prove useful for diagnosing stomach cancer and its precursors earlier and less invasively, according to a study that identified stomach and oral bacteria that may be involved in gastric tumorigenesis. There were negative changes in microbial composition

Health Assessments
May 15, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Gap in Dentists Performing Health Assessments Caused By…

by Oral Health

A recent trending topic in dentistry has seen dental professionals promoting oral health’s direct effects on patients’ overall health. This is seen in campaigns, days of recognition and association messages, but it’s also become apparent for patients during their dental